Your favorite delay in a pedal

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  1. Ken Whisler

    Ken Whisler Supporting Member

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    Time for me to get a new delay. My budget is whatever the Evil (G) Empire (C) will give me for a 90's Ampeg SuperJet that I'm not using, probably @$250.

    My workhorses during the late 80's going well into the 90's were Roland SDE 1000's that I'd simply sandwich one between my head and cab ( I see you guys grimacing; it was the 80's!) and plug straight into the head. I loved the way those sounded and functioned, but I'd like to get it on the floor.

    I'm currently using a Red Witch Violetta; it sounds decent but those tiny knobs, and I'd like to be able to store up a few presets.

    My current amp is a recently acquired Moyer modded Vibrolux, it ain't going anywhere for at least awhile. There is no effects loop, so whatever I get will have to sound good plugged straight in.

    The one that's caught my eye the most is the TC Nova. Any others I should consider before pulling the trigger?
     
  2. Black_Label

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    Are you looking just for digital? What features do you need? Presets? Tap tempo?

    You could get a dd-7 if you want a good digital delay with some features like to tempo in a pedal. For the high end of your range, you could get a used DMM xo, which sounds great but is light on features. You could also get something like a Belle Epoch or a Moog MF Delay, both are awesome.
     
  3. Ken Whisler

    Ken Whisler Supporting Member

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    90% of the time, I used it simply to add body to most leads and some rhythms in a trio situation, not unlike the way Eric Johnson uses one, but the "mix" is dialed back a bit more than Eric's. However, I find at times I like a longer, more pronounced Gilmourish delay, and I'm also playing around quite a bit with how Brian Setzer uses his old tape Space Echo on his solo version of "Sleepwalk" performed live at the Ryman; which is several fairly quick repeats. A modulation knob is a must for that kind of delay, and I've entertained the notion of getting an RE-20 just to simulate that kind of delay, though I'd be giving up the ability to store presets.
     
  4. VHS analog

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    You can incorporate your rack effects into your pedalboard using this.

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    Otherwise it sounds like your looking for a digital multi-effects floor unit. Maybe the Timefactor or H9.
     
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    How about an Alter Ego X4?
     
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    Sound like you want a timeline. Just save a little money.
     
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    You might get a Timefactor for $250 if you're lucky, I did
    I kept the Vox Time Machine for some extra slapback when needed
    (and it's good to have a spare 'easy to tweak' delay)
     
  8. Ken Whisler

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    I ended up with a Boss DD20. It is obvious that it is more delay than I will ever need, but it was pretty doggone easy to dial up the ambient echo that I used to use my old SDE1000's for, pretty doggone easy to get that Setzer "Sleepwalk" tape echo sound. As it sits, that covers most of my needs, and I still have 2 open presets and a huge learning curve ahead of me. I see this delay doing ok for me. :)
     
  9. cbm

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    A used TimeFactor is a good choice, IMO.
     
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    I know you already picked the DD20, but consider the Timefactor if you are going to upgrade.
     
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    BOSS DD3 or DD5, depending what I need @ the time.
     
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    Great choice! DD20 is a fantastic delay!
     

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